Obit: Knop, Hattie M. (1923 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Heffner, Janko, Knop, Larsen, Nehls, Powers, Scott, Shady, Stelling, Stelling-Kordash, Sterzinger, Stroschine, Stumpf, Unick

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/27/2014

Knop, Hattie M. (Stumpf) Larsen (15 NOV 1923 - 20 NOV 2014)

Hattie M. Knop, 91, Rib Lake, died on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Continental Manor-Golden LivingCenter in Abbotsford, where she had been a resident the past three years.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rib Lake, with Rev. James Heffner officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers are her great-grandchildren, Tarek Scott, Donnie, Emily and Nicholas Nehls, Devon Stelling and Dylan Stelling-Kordash.

Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Hattie Stumpf was born on Nov. 15, 1923 in Dorchester to the late George and Lydia (Powers) Stumpf. She attended Dorchester area schools. After her education she moved to the town of Spirit.

In 1940, she married Roy V. Larsen, who preceded her in death. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Spirit. After his death, she moved to Rib Lake. In 1959 at St. John's Lutheran Church, she married Alfred "Fritz" H. C. Knop, who also preceded her in death. She worked at Gem Product Shoe Factory until her retirement.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aide. She enjoyed playing cards, baking, cooking, traveling, hiking, volunteering for hospice and the senior site in Rib Lake, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two children, Darlene (Alfred) Unick of Rib Lake and Kathy (John) Stelling of Port Washington; a brother, Don Stumpf; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter, John and Rosella Larsen; a great-granddaughter; and seven siblings, Violet Sterzinger, Hilda Janko, Viola Shady, Elenora Stroschine, and Jake, Herbert and Jim Stumpf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date.

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